Government Aided Pharmacy College Permanently Affiliated To University Of Mumbai, Approved By AICTE DTE And PCI, Accreditated by National Board of Accreditation for UG Program For the Academic Years 2017-18 To 2021-22 i.e.up to 30.06.2022

Only Pharmacy College in INDIA awarded Best Industry Linked Institute in Pharmacy Mentor category by AICTE-CII


To educate and train students in the knowledge and practice of pharmaceutical sciences and to contribute to improvement of health of the society, through education and research programs.


To be a leader in Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Training, and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Faculty of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Name of the Faculty: Dr. Alka Pravin Mukne

Designation: Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry


Teaching Fields: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Educational Qualifications:

Sr no. Degree University Year of Passing
1) Ph. D. (Tech) Mumbai University 2005
2) M. Pharm. Mumbai University 1993
3) B. Pharm. Mumbai University 1991

Awards and Fellowships:(ALL)

Sr no. Award/Fellowship Year of Receipt
1) Received 2016 IPA fellowship awarded by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2016
2) Editor, Pharma Times 2008 – to date
3) Marquis’s Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 10th edition, biographical listing 2008
4) Outstanding Achievement Award by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2006

Recent Publications:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Paper Title Journal / Year / Vol / Page
1) Assessment of chemical stability of constituents in thiosulfinate derivative-rich extract of garlic by a validated HPTLC method Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017; 79(3): 438-50
2) Allium sativum constituents exhibit anti-tubercular activity in vitro and in RAW 264.7 mouse macrophage cells infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv Pharmacognosy Magazine. 2017; 13(2): S209
3) Acute toxicity studies of nano-formulations of Glycyrrhiza glabra extract in swiss albino mice WJPPS, 2017. 6(6): 820-829
4) Development and validation of HPLC and HPTLC methods for estimation of glabridin in extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra J AOAC Int, 2016. 99: 374-379
5) Validated HPTLC Method for Simultaneous Quantification of Isoniazid, Rifampicin and Glabridin J. Pharm. BioMed. Sci. 2016. 6(7): 453-459

Recent Patents:(ALL)

Sr no. Patent Title Patent Number
1) Gastroretentive systems & novel pharmaceutical compositions thereof Indian Patent No. 234801 (1301/MUM/2003)

Recent Presentations:(Best Five in last five years)

Sr no. Title Conference Details
1) “Development and validation of HPTLC method for simultaneous quantification of isoniazid, rifampicin and glabridin” 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Vishakhapatnam in December 2016
2) “Design, optimization and in vitro evaluation of solid lipid nanoparticles of Berberis aristata for anti-tubercular activity” 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Vishakhapatnam in December 2016
3) “Anti-tubercular activity of acetone extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.” 67th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Mysore in December 2015
4) Isolation of stable organosulfur compounds from Garlic: Evaluation and formulation as effective anti-mycobacterial agents 63rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bengaluru, from December 16th – 18th, 2011.
5) Extraction, evaluation and formulation studies of volatile fractions of Allium sativum as novel antitubercular agents 63rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Bengaluru, from December 16th – 18th, 2011.

Research Area and interest:


Phytochemical analysis of plants and herbal products, pharmacological screening of plant and plant products.


Formulation development studies of herbal extracts & isolates including conventional and novel drug delivery systems.


Solubility manipulations of poorly water-soluble drugs of natural & synthetic origin by complexation with cyclodextrins, use of cosolvents & drug amorphization.


Stability studies & shelf life estimation of herbal formulations.

Expertise and instrumental/research facilities you can provide to interested parties:


Extraction of drug compounds from mixtures and plant parts


Separation of mixtures using chromatographic techniques.


Lyophilization of extracts, biphasic liquid & semisolid systems and novel drug delivery systems


Developing conventional & novel drug delivery systems of phytoextracts & phytoisolates.


HPTLC analysis of drugs, extracts and formulations.


Analytical method development & validation studies for APIs, formulations & cosmetics, with special interest in those of herbal origin.

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